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ANTIMETABOLITE

A group of anti-cancer drugs which prevent cells growing and dividing by blocking the chemical reactions required in the dividing by blocking the chemical reactions required in the cell to manufacture DNA. Drugs of this type include 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine, thioguanine, methotrexate. See: chemotherapy.
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